Ohio High Court: Judge Can’t Block Collection Against Fen-Phen Attorney Chesley

(June 23, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on June 21 said an Ohio Common Pleas Court judge has no legal authority to block efforts by Kentucky state court plaintiffs to collect ex-plaintiffs’ attorney Stanley M. Chesley’s share of a $42 million judgment in a fen-phen case (The State ex rel. Ford v. Ruehlman, Judge, No. 2016 Ohio 3529, Ohio Sup.; 2016 Ohio LEXIS 1677).

(Opinion available. Document #28-160714-001Z.)

Chesley, who lives in Cincinnati, was one of four attorneys who obtained a $209 million fen-phen settlement for...
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